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are feared trapped in the rubble. >>> plus, clinton hshg rides off in the sunset, chuck hagel gets downright offensive. and lions and tigers and bears, oh my, "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, february 1st, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. super bowl weekend is here as fans of both the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49ers descend upon new orleans, the town known for its lavish matters is gearing up for one of its biggest parties ever. nbc's jay gray is live for the latest. >> reporter: good morning, mara. from outside the beautiful superdome lit up in new orleans. look, depending on your perspective, a lot of people either ending their party or continuing into new orleans. the perfect city to hold such a big bash. a lot of people looking forward to the game. but as you talked about, a lot of people looking forward to a lot of things. for many, it's the ads that air on super sunday. we have a sneak peek of some you'll see. >> hey, son, have fun tonight. ♪ ♪ >> you know what this room needs? a smile. who wants to come with
during the hearings of hillary clinton and even chuck hagel. >> heather: so not iminformed responses. i'll toss this question to you. they did indict the department of state, this is a quote, with shocking irresponsibility to protect american personnel at benghazi. the fact is the intelligence community and the department of state, they were sharing reports mostly provided by the c.i.a. for months that were outlining the growing threat in benghazi and, indeed, it was focused on western influence particularly the u.s. those requests early on for additional security prior to the attack went unanswered. you are satisfied with that response from panetta? >> yeah, i think what is being lost is the fact there has been an accountability review of all of this. they have laid out a number of recommendations. thef been agreed to by hillary clinton, by the president, by a number of people. we're not really at this point getting a lot new information. what is being lost in the context lindsay graham's request to have another hearing with will have papa. it's supposed -- leon panetta. there is a lot
on "world news now" -- hot seat. former republican senator chuck hagel faces demanding commissions from his former gop colleagues. >> could criticism put his nomination as defense secretary into jeopardy it? is friday, february 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get to the political fireworks. there were many surrounding chuck hagel. that issen o ein our top story. the unforgettable disaster in the skies exactly ten years ago. today's remembrances following the shuttle "columbia" explosion. who doesn't remember that? that was devastating. >> a decade. amazing how fast the time does go. and to a developing story on the west coast. was an airline jetliner forced to land after a member of the cockpit crew passed out. we'll look for some answers. >> scary. and we have been expecting an explanation from beyonce. okay. we heard why she lip-synced the national anthem, while proving to the media she can actually sing it. i can't wait to discuss that. >> to all of the haters, to all of the critics
is set to vote today to end debate on the confirmation for chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. hagel is expected to clear the 60-vote hurdle to end the debate and send it to final debate. the senate finance is expected to approve jack lew for his post. >>> papal transition, what the pope will be called after he leaves office. >> plus, round 2 another relentless storm slams much of the u.s. how crews plan to deal with the record snowfall. >> how about this? image altered. what iran state media had to say about first lady michelle obama's oscar dress. all coming your way. '/÷
. >>> in today's strategy talk, through the gauntlet, defense secretary nominee chuck hagel faced a brutal confirmation hearing on thursday, stumbling at times as the senators grilled him. but senior white house adviser dan fiver now says they have the votes and there is no question hagel will be confirmed. joining me now is media strategist and former spokeswoman for transportation secretary lahood. also former deputy white house press secretary under president george w. bush. we're sorry about barney passing. >> like a very heart-felt note from president bush yesterday on barney's passing. look, all of us who spent time in the west wing, we loved seeing barney. barney around or on the south lawn with the president. so he's missed. >> well, definitely. and our hearts go out to them. that's tough. anyway, jill, i'll begin with you. let's take a listen to this. here we go. >> i have already stated that i regret the terminology. i've already noted that i should have used another term. the bigger point is, what i was saying, i think -- what i meant to say should have said it's recognizable. i
's talk about chuck hagel's confirmation. i'm sure you saw it. it was great television. a lot of fireworks between hagel and john mccain. take a look. >> we are correct or incorrect. yes or no? >> my reference to the refer -- >> the question is were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer and then you are free to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> joe, first of all, let me ask you this. the white house didn't jump to his defense after that stuff. why not? >> who didn't? >> the white house. the white house didn't jump to his defense. >> the white house has a sense that he has a good chance to be confirmed and everybody know that is the hearings will be contentious. no doubt there will be a lot of consengz and a lot of bad blood between this senator and colleagues and many who question his stance with regard to iran and how strong he would be and also with regard to israel. expect contention. that doesn't mean he won't be confirmed. i don't think the white house will jump to his defense. >> again, white house didn't j
chuck hagel. coming up at 5:15 what that means for lee john panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. >>> time now 5:05. there is a new investigation at the california department of park and recreation maintained a hidden cash surplus for more than 20 years. that is longer than earlier reports. investigation by the california state auditor tracked the surplus that goes back to 1993. last july a $20 million hidden cash surplus at that agency was found. it came at the same time the department was moving to close down 70 state parks because of budget cuts. >>> if you are flying in or out of san francisco this weekend you may run into delays. a construction project we've been talking about could cause a slow down for flights again. one of the main runways will close at 10:00 tonight and stay shut down until 8:00 monday morning. air traffic could be cut from 60 aircraft an hour to 30 an hour. >>> time now 5:06. we want to keep everything moving on the roads at least. that is sal's department. you're watching the east shore scene everything else. >> we are dave and pam.
. >>> senate armed services committee could vote on the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. hagel faced off against some former republican senate colleagues yesterday in a bruising confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. >>> blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. >>> a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs,
secretary leon panetta came out in support of chuck hagel. president obama's choice for defense secretary. >> what you've heard from republicans thus far has been, why -- where is the calvary in all of this, why didn't the military over the course of what we've been told was a seven-hour incident if you can call it an incident. why over the course of seven hours was there not a strike team of some sort that could be put into benghazi to try to help out. on the show today, i had not just leon panetta, but as well the chairman of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey, and i asked them that very question, like why wouldn't you on 9/11, have troops sort of ready? and dempsey said to me, we did, the minute we knew the incident happened, the secretary of defense said, move some troops, scramble some troops, get them ready, let us know what their transit time would be. that's where it ended. i said, why didn't you just move them at that moment when you knew there was trouble. here's what dempsey said. >> we can't be a replacement. it was 9/11 elsewhere in the world not just in libya. >> that's pretty
for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as you drive out to the macarthur maze. no major problems. but it's not as busy as it normally is. looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's lighter. there is a little bit of a delay. we don't even bother with the traffic time. 101 northbound at 37 they are clearing a crash there with a little bit of slow traffic, southbound 101 in that area. 7:08. let's go to steve. >>> mostly clear skies. there's just a few little hi
gutierrez in midland city, alabama. now here's matt. >>> put to a vote some time last week after hagel was met with sharp questions on either side of the aisle. capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more on that. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding any alarm bells. officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who, as you point out, is a republican who spent 12 years here in the senate representing nebraska. that should have made him very familiar with hearing that can get contentious, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iranian government as a legitimate government. i want your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say is it's recognizable, is recognized at the united nations. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'm a strong supporter of israel. i have been.
to head the pentagon after chuck hagel's nomination comes up short in a key senate vote. let's talk about it with monica crowley radio talk show host and fox news contributor. harry reid said just when you thought things continue get worscouldn't get worse, it gets worse. >> senator reid is sanctimonious on this point blaming the republicans and getting all up in arms about the fact that the republicans are holding off on this nomination when the democrats have performed similar maneuvers to try to block republican nominees including george h.w. bush's choice for defense secretary john tower. and nominee john bolton. jon: this is the kind of thing that has happened before. >> on both side, correct. nothing new here. jon: why are the administration, and democrats in the senate making it out as though the sky is falling here? >> they are trying to make a political argument that the republicans are just doing this for politics but nothing could be further from the truth. chuck hagel is a very problematic nominee. he had one of the most disastrous confirmation hearing performances in recent h
're disappointed with hagel's performance at yesterday's confirmation hearing but they do believe the former nebraska senator will be confirmed if only by a slim margin. one of the most damaging exchanges came from hagel's one-time friend and ally senator john mccain over hagel's opposition to the iraq troop surge. >> will you please answer the question, were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to the -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> well it will show you refuse to answer this question. >> with us is host of "face the nation" and washington correspondent bob schieffer. the white house normally prep their nominees. what does this say about it? >> to me this is the m
blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel. coming up at 6:15 what that means for current defense secretary leon panetta. >>> expect to see more bikes on bart next month. bart may permanently expand access for cyclists. it will test allowing bikes during all phases of the day. starting march 1st cyclists you can bring your bikes on trains any time. as long as they are not in the first three cars of the train. most say they like being able to bring their bikes on board during commute hours. that was during a test last august. >>> 6:08 is the time. back over to sal to check in on traffic. any problems? >> pam you were hesitant there. >> i was. i couldn't remember if you mentioned any problems. >> no. we are off to a good start. all of us are trying to figure out if it will be friday light or not. the best way to do that is looking at the bay bridge. if we still see it this way in a half hour, then it will be a light commute. usually by now we start to see a little bit more traffic. i'm going to go ahead and say it's beginning to look a little friday ni
thanks. the white house expects the senate to confirm chuck hagel as the next secretary of state despite the cuff grilling he got on yesterday's hearing. so far just one of his fellow republicans is publicly supporting him. it takes but one senator to block the nomination which really would make this a much tougher fight. mike emanuel is in d.c. what are you hearing from republicans tonight, mike? >> shep, multiple senators have told me chuck hagel did not help his cause with his performance at yesterday's hearing. they seem to think he will likely get confirmed based on the strength of democratic support. >> i think for cabinet office, 51 votes is generally considered the right standard for the senate to set and at that level, i think he makes it but i don't think he makes it with a lot of room to spare. >> a filibuster is possible. but a leading republican senator tells me he doubts it will succeed because enough g.o.p. members believe hagel deserves a vote, shep. >> shepard: any signs of any democrats bailing after that hearing? >> i'm told by leadership aids democratic support for ha
filibuster puts the brakes on chuck hagel's nomination to become secretary of defense. >> i hope one democrat will look at chuck hagel's record and reconsider. >> just when you thought things couldn't get worse, it gets worse. >>> authorities say christopher dorner is dead. using his dental records they were able to identify his body. >>> a former san diego mayor gambles away $1 billion from 2000 to 2000 the playing video poker. >>> all that -- >> go through the background materials, you go through the ppreparatory process but on the particulars -- >> so you would prepare for the sunday shows? >> yes. >> and all that matters. >> every once in a while have some quiet time. time-out. >> thank you. >> what did you get mrs. boehner for valentine's day? >> reporter: on "cbs this morning." >>> warren buffett just got into the kevin young business. berkshire hathaway is buying the heinz ketchup company for $23 billion. >> plan is to turn the company upside down and then just wait. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment,
for choke off hagel as defense secretary has been delayed and president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of
. >>> president obama is criticizing senate republicans who are blocking the nomination of chuck hagel. the president made the announcement on google. gop senators are blocking hagel's confirmation vote from moving forward. the filibuster vote is unprecedented. but senate republicans say they plan to go forward with an up or down vote after they come back from a 10 daybreak. since the democrats have the majority, hagel should be confirmed. >>> the board voted late last night to chose crest view elementary school. many feel it'll be a great disappointment for kids who lost their homes to a fire. the plan is to close crest moor elementary at the end of this school year. >>> we're with police as they crack down on cab drivers. the dangers riders face and may not even know it. >>> up first a rare sight inside the walls of a bay area jail. the song and dance that carries a heavy message. >>> people around the world spent their valentine's day dancing to end domestic violence including one place you might not expect. >> and pump it up. >> reporter: dozens of inmates at the san francisco coun
have there aed a vote on chuck hagel to replace him for another ten days, using an unprecedented filibuster. unprecedented for defense nominee. president obama says they are putting politics ahead of national security. >> i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan and need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission they deserve. >> mean tooil, the president returns home to chicago today for the last in a series of campaign style events. this week they are focused for plans on the economy and education that he outlined in the state of the union address. gun violence also on the agenda when the president speaks to a chicago high school. dan lothian live at the white house with a preview. homecoming of sorts, dan. >> the president will be speaking at hyde park academy, and as you pointed out, the main focus will be the economy. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile mu
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are saying that chuck hagel's confirmation at this hearing was an absolute mess. so what is going to happen with this? we'll be right back with senator blount. >> iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to be the secretary of defense? >> i have a difficult enough time with american politics. senator, i have no idea, but thank you an ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. two. three. my credit card rewards are easy to remember with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a
spending half a million dollars. >>> the vote went across party lines to send hagel's nomination. hagel is a former police officer senate and really on the breaking point. >>> gavin newsom is chris crossing the country to promote his rue cently submitted. the kind of book you might expect from a politician who has higher as separations. so does this mean gavin newsom wants to be president? in tonight's special report ktvu's mike pháemy back answers that question. >> will you ever run for the presidency? >> that answer in a bit. but first we want to take you inside a building on a floor where his small disk is located right across from folks. >> yeah, here it goes. you think i talk a lot. look at this thing. >> reporter: it's only fitting we find him so close to entrepreneurs since newsom described himself as more businessman than politician. >> business, because i want to -- i love ideas and want to solve problems. >> he learned a lot as major of san francisco with a job he just can't seem to shake. >> every staff, i pasted my own backs of corners. >>> there's a tsunami coming and we'r
. >>> the vote went across party lines to send hagel's nomination. hagel is a former police officer senate and really on the breaking point. >>> gavin newsom is chris crossing the country to promote his rue cently submitted. the kind of book you might expect from a politician who has higher as separations. so does this mean gavin newsom wants to be president? in tonight's special report ktvu's mike pháemy back answers that question. >> will you ever run for the presidency? >> that answer in a bit. but first we want to take you inside a building on a floor where his small disk is located right across from folks. >> yeah, here it goes. you think i talk a lot. look at this thing. >> reporter: it's only fitting we find him so close to entrepreneurs since newsom described himself as more businessman than politician. >> business, because i want to -- i love ideas and want to solve problems. >> he learned a lot as major of san francisco with a job he just can't seem to shake. >> every staff, i pasted my own backs of corners. >>> there's a tsunami coming and we're about to walk right into it. >>
for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. and president obama is not happy about it. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a g-o-p filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration handled the attack on the u-s diplomatic mission in libya. democrats call the hold-up "tragic." another vote is expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations, but have never set foot in a combat zone. it's called the distinguished warfare medal on wednesday. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval on wednesday. >> it was a valentine's day to remember for a family in virginia. they picked up a really big check -- for 217 million dollars. dave honeywell bought a winning powerball ticket earlier this month at the airport in richmond on his way to a convention in denver. dave says he got pretty distracted once he realized he was a multi-millionaire. >> "i started
blocked able to confirm shot a joke as defense secretary with a still buster. no. a votea jokchuck hagel as the defense secretary with a filibuster. they insisted the obama administration must first answer more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in bidding gauzy, libya last september. though gold to move forward with hagels nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use of the social media cycled a google plus hang out " to express his frustrations. >> the federal aviation administration is looking for sites to test flight drones. they plan to create six a drone of test sites or around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of on unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of phones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that widespread road use will lead to a cold surveillance society " in which the public is constantly being monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened and sealed
-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> former republican senator chuck hagel is expected to be sworn in as the next secretary of defense today. only four republicans voted for hagel. >>> and for the first time, the obama administration is reportedly considering providing direct assistance to elements of the syrian opposition. secretary of state john kerry is in france today. a decision on this shift in u.s. policy is expected tomorrow when kerry attends a conference on syria in rome. kerry has been consulting with european leaders. u.s. officials say the administration is considering sending tens of millions of dollars in nonlethal assistance to the rebels fighting the assad regime. >>> the latest blast of winter weather making its way toward the great lakes. the latest storm dumped essentially inches of snow across the plains. it's being blamed for at least three deaths and has knocked out power to more than 100,000 homes and businesses. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: a major winter storm is dumping a layer of heavy wet snow on parts of the count
range from teens to adults. >>> a second republican senator s now backing colleague chuck hagel for the job of pentagon chief. neb lawmaker joins stan cochran of mississippi in supporting hagel's nomination. this comes after a firey confirmation hearing with members of the senate armed services committee. the democrats hold the majority, boosting white house expectations of hagel's confirmation perhaps as early as the coming week. i'm lauren greene. now, back to "geraldo at large." >> geraldo: welcome back, everybody. kelly ripa is really going to be upset. her cohost michael strahan the former defensive end did not make the profootball hall of fame. he was eliminated today on the final ballot. too bad, michael. he was a great one. and they make an adorable couple together. former giants jets patriots head coach bill parcells did make the hall of fame. meanwhile, robert griffin iii voted the nfl rookie of the year. and the man who set the moment when it comes to the great, washington quarterback, the winner of super bowl xvii joe theismann from new orleans and the mighty linebac
a vote on chuck hagel for defense secretary could come tomorrow and how many republican votes are needed. >>> growing concerns about students bringing weapons to a high school on the peninsula. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> still some areas of fog around. mostly sunny. it will be sunny for everybody today. some pockets of that fog are already burning off. rather windy in the east bay hills. overall, sunny and warm today. >>> 7:13. senate democrats are pushing a through a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense. the confirmation vote for chuck hagel, now expected tomorrow. now, harry reid filed a motion to limit debate and force a vote. even though hagel is a former republican senator, it's his fellow republicans who have been strongly opposing his nomination. now, democrats hold 55 seats in the senate. but they need five republican votes to move ahead with hagel's confirmation. >>> this morning, former secretary of state, hi
. senate republican successfully blocked chuck hagel's nomination, coming up two short of the 60 needed. the vote means the process will be on hold while lawmakers take a week-long break. mr. obama called the isn't the's tactics unfortunate politics. >>> the president had to hustle home from a stop at a georgia preschool today. he was there to pitch his plan to increase access to early education. but he told the crowd that he had a valentine's date tonight that he could not break. he promised the first lady dinner out at a d.c. restaurant. he also joked that it's easier to get flowers for his wife now with the rose garden right outside his door. >> it's convenient. >>> we have bahum bug for the holidays, but what do they say? the greeting card companies haven't come up with anything yet, but mike shows us, maybe they should. >> it started as a nerdy little kid who never got valentine's. still never got them,. >> i hate, hate, hate valentine's day. >> that was a few years and a couple hair styles ago. i still hate valentine's day. i'm not alone. >> pure commercialism. i feel sorry f
the medal to a veteran and to six teachers killed during the sandy hook massacre. >>> and chuck hagel will have to wait to find out if he will be the next secretary of defense. senate republicans have succeeded in filibustering the nominee for the job. for the first time, the nomination has been filibustered. lawmakers will look into the nomination again when they turn from the recess at the end of the month. >>> and a debate nationally and here in the state. we're talking about the effort for gun control. advocates will be talking about the implications of the governor's firearms safety act. they will comment on parts of the bill that make the criminals out of law-abiding citizens. >>> the future of anne arundel county is fuzzy but the picture could be more clear today. the act going county executive will announce if he will run for the seat. he is filling in for the former county executive who stepped down after being convicted of misconduct in office. another possible candidate for the job could be the former wife of former governor robert ehrlich. there will be no retrial for john
of this. >> also, a bit of a tough week in washington if you're looking at chuck hagel this week with those hearings. will he end up in fact, being confirmed. >> i think he's going to end up getting confirmed. i spoke to roy blunt. who said he will vote no on hagel but not support a filibuster. we know a second senator from the state is going to join him. he has the votes to get confirmed. the bigger question now, erica, and it's a topic we're going to discuss today, is he politically strong enough to do the things that need to be done in the defense department? there's going to be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is, can he be effective in the job? and i think that's now an open question. >> open one. we'll check back to see what's coming up with you on "meet the press". >>> now an update of the other top stories. tom, good morning. >> good morning, lester, erica, good morning, everyone. and a scary ride home. the over sized charter bus hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one in crit
vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> republicans blocked a vote to confirm chuck hagel as u.s. defense secretary. the vote broke down along party lines. chuck hagel fell short of the 60 votes needed to clear the way for final consideration. democrats are vowing to hold another vote when the senate returns next week. >>> not quite what they expected. a raid on a farm after a report of a meth lab, what agents fount and brought back -- found and brought back with them. >>> warren buffset pouring fun buffet is poring money into the catch up business to buy the hines company. the deal will make them a privately held company, taking it off the stock markets. he said the maker will keep its headquarters in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >>> on wall street today, mixed reaction to job numbers set again economic troubles in europe and japan. the dow is down 9 to 13,973., the nasdaq is up 1 at 3,198. the s&p is up 1 at 1,521. >>> drug agents raided a home in illinois this week looking into reports of a meth lab and let's say they were not expecting what they found. authorities say neighbors complaine
temporarily blocked a vote to confirm choke hagel as defense secretary with the filibuster. they insist that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance s
senator chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'
as senate republicans block a vote to confirm nominee chuck hagel. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of i
years to complete. >>> "usa today" says there's news on the senate showdown over chuck hagel, thagel, the senate is expected to vote on hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan collins of maine says she will oppose hagel, but not a filibuster. >>> "the washington post" says the postmaster general tried to convince lawmakers to back a controversial plan to cut mail delivery down to five days a week. at a hearing yesterday, patrick donaho told senators the postal service needed their help last year. keep in mind the post office lost nearly $16 billion. >>> the los angeles times says researchers believe they may have spotted the youngest black hole in the milky way galaxy it's not far, about 26,000 light years away. astronomers plan to study it. some say a black hole could provide a passage to another >>> all right. and we are live at the flower mart in san francisco where folks are, yeah, getting their valentine's ready to ship out ready to go out there. hope
the chances of chuck hagel becoming the next secretary of defense. >>> and the big efforts the president did to prepare for his golf outing with tiger woods on this presidents' day weekend. >>> microsoft is taking action that's heating up one of the biggest rivalries in the tech industry. it launched a campaign, including tv commercials that attacks how it says google minds g mail for information about users. google says it has software that automatically delivers ads that might be of interest to the users. but industry experts say that's been an accepted practice for years. and google may be following in google and microsoft's footsteps by opening a retail store. they have popup stores already. but the idea to launch stand alone stores came up as google prepares to launch high-tech glasses and other product us. stores could open later this year. >>> and earlier this month, best buy will launch a price matching guarantee. beginning march 3rd, the store chain will match prices at all local retailers and almost 20 online competitors. best buy says it wants to stop the practice called showroomi
is not happy about the fact that a confirmation vote for chuck hagel as defense secretary has been delayed. hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. filibuster fell two votes short. republicans are holding up the confirmation -- while demanding information on how the administration handled the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission indemocrats call the hold-up "tragic." just in -- we are getting unedited were retiring after 18 months on the job he said he can't wait to get back to his california home. are first look at what type of health plans people can expect under the affordable care act. there will be four types of standard benefits offered through a california health exchange. the first -- platinum -- in which 90-percent of the costs are paid by the plan -- 10 percent are paid out of pocket. next -- gold -- in which 80 percent of health costs are covered. then -- silver -- 70-30 split. and the lowest -- bronze -- 40 percent of costs for that a variety of companies will be offering the plans starting in 20-14 -- when to be insured. now for today's market u
facility, a step the united states called provocative. >> sreenivasan: chuck hagel was sworn in today as the new secretary of defense, with federal budget cuts topping his agenda. the former republican senator from nebraska addressed pentagon employees who will have to manage some $46 billion in reductions starting friday. >> we need to figure this out. you are doing that. you have been doing that. we need to deal with this reality. we've got ahead of us a lot of challenges. they are going to define much of who we are, not this institution only but our country. >> sreenivasan: hagel won senate confirmation yesterday, despite the opposition of most of his fellow republicans. he succeeds leon panetta, who had served in the top pentagon job since july of 2011. white house officials conceded today it's unlikely the government will avoid those looming, automatic budget cuts. a spokesman said president obama will meet friday with congressional leaders, but there was no indication that any deal is in the works. tomorrow, senate democrats will try to bring up a stop-gap bill to delay the cuts
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